View Full Version : The MOD54 a low cost Jobo alternative is now in stock and first impressions

04-19-2013, 08:17 AM
The MOD54 is here - we are the first US location to carry this item.

See it on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=367537283365114&set=a.367537226698453.1073741832.276274625824714&type=1&relevant_count=1

And on our website: http://www.catlabs.info/product/mod54-4x5-sheet-film-reel-for-up-to-6-sheets-in-paterson-tanks

The MOD54 is a low cost sheet film processing adapter, which is designed to be used with the Paterson 3 reel super system 4 tanks, is a low cost Jobo alternative.

The new MOD54 mk27 is now made of practically unbreakable plastic and is modular to facilitate cleaning and drying.

We are super excited to have this item as part of our regular stock, and are working to get some paterson tanks as well later in May.

04-19-2013, 08:24 PM
I am wondering if the company has ever made a model to use with 2.25x3.35 film?

04-20-2013, 07:41 AM
I am not aware of any MOD holders other then the MOD54 designed for 4X5 sheet film.

However - Jobo 2509n reels can hold up to 6 sheets of 6X9 (same as 2.25X3.35). Those are also in stock here:

Richard Man
04-20-2013, 08:07 AM
Doesn't it need ~1 liter of chemical? That's significantly higher than the Jobo.

04-20-2013, 09:12 AM
Yes - 1L of chemistry, but you can use a replenisher developer such as Tmax RS or Xdol and get the same capacity you would got out of D-76 or other one shot developers. This of course also makes sense when doing any color processing where all solutions can be reused to maximize capacity.

Also - it is ideal for stand developing when only a small amount of active material is needed.

If one was to use the Jobo multitank 2 for inversion it would need 1.25L of solution inside the tank.

04-20-2013, 12:55 PM
Followed the link but the 2509n says nothing about 2x3 only 9x12 and 4x5.

04-20-2013, 12:58 PM
I will adjust the page right away - but just to confirm - the 2509n will hold 6 cut sheets of 6X9 film.
The reel has 3 positions - 4X5, 9X12 and 6X9 (2.25X3.35).

05-10-2013, 06:17 PM
MOD54 and paterson ptp116 3 reel tank combo is now in stock